Glennon did ask Kelly something about his modus operandi during the interview of 12/7/2000 but what exactly is redacted (blacked out) by the department but Kelly's answer is not. From my statement to An Garda Siochana 2009:
'Sean Kelly stated he would be involved in different types of operations, that this particular exercise resulted following a LACT (local area control team) meeting as an assistance to the executive officer inspectors in the unit (redacted) who were down 2 officers at the time. The Area Manager, Ann Kelly, had requested that some control activity be pursued in the Finglas Local Office catchment area. He states that he and (redacted) another (redacted) in the unit offered to carry out some routine DB/UB/UA investigations. As a result of all of this an IDEA extract was carried out on all those signing at the office. This exercise was carried out by Brian King a clerical officer attached to the Regional Office in Finglas. (Redacted) was given the first four pages which highlighted the details with surnames beginning with A, B and C. The (redacted) in the (redacted) who is based in Finglas (redacted) and crossed off those people who were on credits or who had only recently signed on. This left 65 cases to be examined and these were split between (redacted) and the other (redacted) based (redacted). Sean Kelly had 32 cases for examination and gave a commitment that he would complete an investigation of these cases. (Redacted) drew attention to a report dated 13/3/2000 by Ms. Mary Canavan, Social Welfare Inspector, about when and why X had sent back her lone parents book. (Redacted) had in his possession a copy of the report. The Regional Manager Mr. Glennon confirmed that he was already aware of Ms. Canavan's report'.
I was astounded when I first saw the amount of blacked out (redacted) information in this report. The name and identifying unit of any individual who could corroborate Sean Kelly's story was redacted and to date none of these people have been interviewed by any state authority. The only superior Department Official referred to is Ms. Ann Kelly, Area Manager. Within days, Glennon would exonerate Ann Kelly from any involvement with Sean Kelly actions. This 'interview' was a 'black bag' operation worthy of a Ludlum novel. Back to my statement of 2009:
The contention that Brian King (Clerical Officer) carried out an IDEA extract is contradicted in a report of an interview with X compiled by John Glennon and Dave Redmond on 29/9/2000. It states:
'The visit to her residence came about as a result of a random selection process that was carried out by Sean Kelly'.
The alleged matrix used by Mr. Kelly to 'select' X was decided and carried out by Sean Kelly and was not as a result of the actions of others. It could not have been part of an EO (executive officer) Inspectorate operation. EO Inspectors do not call unannounced, uninvited and without prior notice to the recipients of non means tested payments for the specific purpose of Genuinely Seeking Work Reviews (refer to Duties of EO investigation staff). There is no record that Ms. Ann Kelly requested that Sean Kelly carry out unannounced home visits. Mr. John Glennon has stated that Ann Kelly was not a party to Sean Kelly's actions.
Sean Kelly had in his possession Ms. Canavan's report which came about as a result of a document that made false allegations against X and instructed that an investigation be carried out. A Forensic Report concludes that it is highly probable that this document was written by Sean Kelly using a false name. Sean Kelly or his Solicitor further stated that Ms. Canavan's report was to ascertain when X returned her LP book. Ms. Canavan's report did not refer to the date on which X returned the book. The Department has always been aware of the exact date on which the book was returned.
On the same date 21/7/2000 an e-mail was sent from John Glennon to Sean Kelly and copied to Dave Redmond. In his e-mail Mr. Glennon stated:
'attached report of our interview with you of 12/7/2000 has been agreed by Dave Redmond and myself. If there are any amendments you feel should be made please get bask to me with them as soon as possible but at least we have now heard both sides of the story, yours as well as X's'.
Glennon was finished with his 'investigation'. He had what he wanted on paper. To that point X had not met nor spoken to John Glennon. Glennon had not heard both sides of the story. A week later Kelly sent an e-mail to Dave Redmond agreeing the content of the report. On the same day X had her conversation with Superintendent Lambe where he humiliated her for making a complaint to An Garda Siochana. More from my statement of 2009:
On 31/7/2000 a Garda believed to be Sergeant Pat Kearns contacted Ms. Cathy Nugent, Local Office Manager. Ms. Nugent contacted Sean Kelly and informed him of the Garda contact. No record of this event has been made available by the Department (nor An Garda Siochana). Ms. Nugent contacted Mr. Dave Redmond and informed him of the Garda contact. No record of this event has been made available by the Department. On the same date Sean Kelly contacted Mr. George Tracey and another unnamed person and told them of the Garda contact. No record of this event has been made available by the Department. On 31/7/2000 a letter described as a 'holding letter' was sent to X from Ms. Ann Kelly, Area Manager, informing X that her complaint was being investigated. On 2/8/2000 an e-mail was sent from Dave Redmond to John Glennon. In his e-mail Mr. Redmond stated:
'Cathy Nugent also advised me that the Gardai in Ashbourne were in touch with her inquiring if we were investigating the matter. They (X) may also have told the Gardai about the complaint relating to Sean Kelly. In light of the above I suggested to Cathy and Ann Kelly that we send a holding letter to X from the Regional Manager advising her that the matter was receiving attention and that you as RM would be in touch in due course'.
This is the only record of contact between An Garda Siochana and the Department. It is particularly of note that Ms. Nugent is the only person within the Department to speak to An Garda Siochana and that Ms. Nugent's stated position that Sean Kelly's home visit was an SIU operation is incorrect.
The telephone call from Ashbourne Garda station to Cathy Nugent in the Finglas SW office sent a ripple through the Departments cover up. It was no longer enough for the Department to adopt a 'party line' and stick to it. John Glennon wrote to X and requested to interview her. He gave his telephone number for X to contact. More from the 2009 statement:
On 4/9/2000 X telephoned John Glennon as he had requested in his letter and a meeting was arranged for 7/9/2000. Mr. Glennon insisted that X obtain a copy of the statement she had given to An Garda Siochana on 22/7/2000 'for his investigation'. On 5/9/2000 an e-mail was sent from John Glennon to George Tracey. In his e-mail John Glennon stated:
'George as discussed confidential to you and me'.
No other information on this has been made available by the Department. On 6/9/2000 an e-mail was sent from George Tracey to John Glennon. This document is withheld by the Department and the reason given is 'Misfiled'. I do not believe that this document is 'misfiled'. It would appear that George Tracey is instrumental to Sean Kelly's activities.
On 7/9/2000 John Glennon conducted an interview with Ms. Mary Canavan. In his record of the 'interview' Mr. Glennon did not ask Ms. Canavan any details about the reason for her investigation even though later that day he concluded that her investigation was:
'a failure in the Departments system of operating'.
Mr. Glennon made no reference to her frequent meetings with Sean Kelly during and after her 'investigation'. Neither Mr. Glennon nor Ms. Canavan made any reference to the fact that Sean Kelly obtained a copy of Ms. Canavan's report or that he attempted to use this document as evidence against X in his interview of 12/7/2000. It is highly probable that Ms. Canavan's investigation was instigated by a document containing false information which was written by Sean Kelly using a false name.
Glennon was backtracking furiously. There were so many holes to cover that he was a very busy person, but he wasn't content with covering up. He stepped up his character assassination of X.
MORE TO COME IN PART 8
MORE TO COME IN PART 8